Crafting is (should) be a huge part of the game. Either craft, support a crafter within your clan or buy stuff. I'm not for removing mob dropped completely. We've all been hobos at one point or another. But there should be a cap on the power of mob dropped gear. Once you start approaching that cap, you should be at a point where even if you don't want to touch crafting, you will be brining in enough gold/resources to trade, or buy quality crafted stuff. Honestly, remove crafting completely and make everything mob dropped and see what kind of player base sticks around for the long haul.